Brian Welch on Addiction and Religion
August 23, 2019
 

Faith & Trauma Healing


All of us experience hardships and struggles in our lives, but for some, these “tough times” are much more trying.

When people experience a traumatic event or series of events, that trauma can stay with them for the rest of their lives. They may experience severe physical and mental symptoms because of it and may also turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. Although trauma can leave you feeling lost, faith may help pull you out of this dark tunnel.

Overcoming Trauma with Faith

As a Christian rehab center in South Florida, we know that faith and trauma can have a complicated relationship. For many people, a traumatic event can shake their faith and cause them to question the existence of God, but we also know that many people are able to heal from trauma because of their faith.

Overcoming trauma with faith can be difficult, especially for those who now find themselves questioning their spirituality, but we encourage you to try. Our Florida faith-based drug rehab programs have helped many people overcome their substance abuse problems and work through their trauma by leaning on their spirituality.

How to Heal from Trauma With Faith

At Faith in Recovery, we have a few tips on how to heal from trauma with faith.

  • Seek spiritual guidance – Talk to your pastor about your struggles. They have dedicated their lives to their faith and may have answers that you never even considered. They may also become someone that you learn to depend on.
  • Pray – When your faith is shaken or you are struggling with your trauma, pray to God to give you clarity, strength, and to guide you through this difficult time. He will answer your prayers.
  • Join a church group – This type of group acts as a support system of like-minded individuals. You may also be able to hear from people who have been in similar situations or even worse ones who have been able to use their faith to overcome the traumas in their lives.
  • Read the Bible – The Bible is a wonderful source of information. It may help you make sense of the trauma and your current struggles. It could also help you find hope.
  • Find professional help – Our professional trauma program in South Florida works with addicts on spirituality and trauma healing at the same time. It will help you regain control of your life and promote comprehensive healing.



When a traumatic event or series of events leads to an addiction problem, it is important to seek help before it is too late. At Faith in Recovery, we work with addicts who are looking to find faith and trauma healing. Reach out to us at 888-280-4763 to get started on your journey today.

Alyssa

Author ~ Alyssa

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.